I wanted to share one of my first loves with you beauts: baking.
I come from a line of one known professional and many beautiful home bakers and humans.
My precious momma instilled a love of baking in me.
When I was little I was known for being up in the wee hours of the morning creating different concoctions. Some I remember are yogurt in the microwave with the addition of crushed candy cane pieces added after and a range of eggs done in the microwave with ketchup.
Over the years my skill and technique level has grown and matured. Baking is one of my favourite activities and hobbies. Baking for me is a fail proof way to get in a better mood. If I am having a poopy day, I head to the kitchen. Baking is healing. Baking is an outlet for me. Baking is super creative for me.
Frosting cakes is healing. Mixing cookies is cathartic. Crafting a perfectly scalloped pie edge makes my heart happy.
Baking is so magical. Sometimes I think there is nothing better than pulling out a rack of freshly baked cupcakes from the oven and icing them. The experience of pulling out the tray of cupcakes and the aroma that it fills your home and senses with is so mood lifting. There is something soul-lifting about it. Baking is so calming.
The cream cheese frosting on a carrot cake? Oh, Lord, thank you. The chewy insides of a chocolate chip cookie? Nothing better – that is real comfort food.
What are some of your favourite things to bake? If you are not a baker, what are some of your favourite sweet treats? Please let me know in the comments section below.